Slovak-developed Omicron antibody is effective, scientists say

Experiments show neutralisation of Covid-19 variant.

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Experiments have confirmed that a monoclonal antibody developed by Slovak scientists against the Omicron coronavirus variant is effective, professor Eva Kontseková from Axon Neuroscience company, a member of the research team behind the antibody, said.

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A study by the scientists about the new monoclonal antibodies had previously been published in The Lancet medical journal. One of these antibodies can bind on to a specific spot on the surface of the Omicron virus, scientists said at the time, adding that further tests were needed to confirm a neutralising effect.

In the meantime, the Slovak experts have successfully conducted these experiments, Kontseková told the TASR newswire.

Antibodies will bind on virus surface

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